All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

New study finds that CBD can be effective in treating heroin addiction

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

American researchers have found more evidence that CBD can be used to help treat addiction to heroin Addicts given CBD were 2-3 times less likely to exhibit cravings for heroin than those given placebos Anxiety and stress levels were also significantly lower in those who were given CBD A new study has found [...]

British Mother given all-clear after using medical cannabis oil to treat terminal cancer

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Featured, Legalisation, News, Patient Stories, Patients, UK|

Joy Smith was diagnosed with incurable bowel and stomach cancer in 2016 After chemo gave her sepsis, Joy had to find an alternative treatment: medical cannabis The mother has now been given the all-clear, showing that cannabis has an amazing potential to be used as a cancer treatment Cannabis oil is still illegal [...]

New survey finds a third of New Zealanders want legal access to medical cannabis

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Patients, Research|

Nearly a third of New Zealanders will try medical cannabis when it is legalised next year However, nearly half said they are either “most unlikely” or “definitely’ not going to try medical cannabis 89% of medical professionals would prescribe medical cannabis products   Professor Mike Barnes will be brought to NZ to help [...]

New study to investigate if using cannabis for morning-sickness is safe for the baby

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Mothers, News, Pregnant, Research, THC, USA|

The University of Washington wants to find the impact of using cannabis while pregnant The number of pregnant women using cannabis to treat morning-sickness has nearly doubled in 7 years Previous studies looked at cannabis use in conjunction with other substances, “No one has looked at marijuana use exclusively” The University of Washington, [...]

NHS to launch review as British families forced to pay £40k for medical cannabis prescriptions

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharma, GW Pharmaceutical, Home Grow, Legalisation, News|

Government drug task force APPG has put 22 families to speak to the NHS Patients must pay up to £40,000 per year to get a private prescription for medical cannabis No prescriptions have been given on the NHS for medical cannabis Twenty-two UK families who have been forced to pay £10,000s for private [...]

Loose Women star, Andrea McLean: cannabis oil “changed my life”

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Celebrities, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

Andrea McLean has revealed she is using CBD to treat anxiety caused by menopause  Andrea claims the ‘lowest dose’ of CBD is enough to help her The reality TV star claimed she is now a “different person” due to the oil Andrea McLean, 49, known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Loose Women, [...]

New study finds medical professionals lack knowledge and confidence around cannabis

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Research|

Pharmacists across the world claim they lack confidence and knowledge about cannabis In practice, pharmacists support the medicinal use of cannabis, but also express concerns 70% of pharmacists use self-directed online learning to inform their practice of prescribing cannabis due to lack of literature A new study has found that pharmacists across the [...]

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, New Zealand, News|

The Government has said the vote will be binding Citizens over the age of twenty years will be able to buy, use and grow cannabis
 Advertisements will be banned Current opinion polls suggest that more than 60% of the NZ adult population supports legalising cannabis New Zealand has announced it will be holding [...]

Welsh cancer patient: “The Government is forcing me to break the law or die”

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Welsh dad, Phil James, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 He initially vaped CBD Indica to treat the tumour, seeing initial success After tumour returned in Feb  2019, Phil began using cannabis oil containing THC The father of one is now “forced to break the law or die” due to the Government’s [...]

Advisory body on drug misuse to provide framework on medical cannabis by end of 2019

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs [ACMD] will provide a working framework for medical cannabis in the UK by 2020 Roger Knaggs, the ACMD’s newest appointee, believes there is not enough evidence to confirm the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine Knagss claims that British medical professionals need more evidence before [...]